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broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. once again live from washington, moderator gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. congress wasn't even in session this week. yet the fight over spending and debt raged on. with a march 1st deadline on the horizons democrats and republicans sparred about who would be blamed if budget cuts go into effect. the white house used its superior bully pulpit to grand effect. today we heard from the president and ray lahood, the cabinet's lone republican. >> what i'm trying to do is to wake up members of the congress on the republican side to the idea that they need to come to the table, offer a proposal so that we don't have to have this kind of calamity in air service in america. >> lahood said air traffic and safety would be drupted. defense secretary le onpennetta said the nation would billion less safe. republicans say it's overblown. how much does the public really care, john? >> well, it's a big deal. but it's not as dramatic as a government shutdown where everybody can see that the washington monument's closed. yo
woodruff. tonight begins a weeklong focus on guns here on pbs, "after newtown." on the newshour this evening, we look at political and other developments since the december tragedy and zero in on the gun debate in colorado. >> in the divisive atmosphere of the gun debate, both sides, at the federal and state level, say they know the coming months won't be easy. but they will be critical. >> ifill: then, we take up the arguments for and against the proposed construction of the keystone pipeline, as environmental activists mounted a protest this weekend. >> woodurff: ray suarez updates the hugo chavez story, after the president's surprise return to venezuela following more than two months of cancer treatment in cuba. >> ifill: and jeffrey brown talks with filmmaker kirby dick about his oscar-nominated documentary "the invible war," detailing the high rate of sexual assault in the u.s. military. >> 86% of men and women who are sexually assaulted in the military don't report. they experience reprisals that are, in many ways, a second betrayal that's even worse than the actual rape i
>> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. after aurora, after virginia tech, after columbine, the question of gun violence becomes a recurring national conversation. this evening, newshour joins pbs in a week of special coverage on the topic of gun violence: "after newtown." the waves of reaction since december's connecticut school shooting continue to reverberate from coast to coast. >> now! ifill: as gun-control activists push for stricter laws. and gun owners chafe against the prospect of new regulation, crossing for... causing for now an increase in sale in firearms and attendance at gun shows. that dpebt is now spre
of special pbs coverage of gun violence draws to a close, we examine the ongoing debate in washington, in state houses in city halls. >> if a gun that was used 69 days ago to slaughter 20 children and six adults isn't an assault weapon, then they don't exist. >> a debate that is just beginning. covering the week, john harwood of cnbc and the "new york times." david sanger of the "new york times." molly ball of the atlantic, and sari horwitz of "the washington post." >> award-winning coverage and adge sys, covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill. corporate funding for washington week is provided by -- >> we know why we're here, to chart a greener path in the air and in our factories. >> to find cleaner more efficient ways to power flight. >> and harness our technology for new energy solutions. >> around the globe the people of boeing are working together to build a better tomorrow. >> that's why we're here. >> additional corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by prudential. additional funding is provided by
. ouch. >>> british drama "downton abbey" raked in 8.2 million viewers. thanks to "downton" pbs has quadrupled its prime time average. >> we all know what the winners of the oscars get. what about the losers? the runners-up will be taking home swag bags totaling $45,000. that includes trips to australia, hawaii, condoms and tequila. >> those go with you to australia and howe. >> they certainly do. appointments for injectable fillers. and portion-control dinner ware. in case any of the losers plan to diet. >>> turning now to a story from portland, oregon, where a sea otter is making a splash by showing off his basketball skills. eddie, the sea otter, definitely knows how to take it to the rack. the aging animal learned this trick after his arthritic elbows became a concern that caused him some concern. the exercises worked and he's been hooping it up ever since. can we keep him up a little longer? >> he's pretty cute. >> he doesn't show boat either. >> this is not show boating? >> no, he doesn't brag. >> what's funny, are a arthritic elbows? how do they know he had that. >> i'm mara
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that is the kind of republican you have on pbs. >> you cannot say that about paul gigot, the editorial page of "the wall street journal." paul dated from 1993 until 2001. the only reason he left was that he left for new york to run the page. he got the promotion. >> which one of those three did you like the best? >> since then i have been doing it with david brooks -- all three of them have been terrific. i have been very orchard. >> what is the difference in those three conservatives or three whatever they are? >> what is the difference? i do not know. i did it with david brooks longer. coming up on 12 years. to watch david grow from this young firebrand to the walt whitman of his generation -- that has been a fun thing. >> so the greatest journalist in your lifetime -- or that you have ever read or known besides yourself? >> mary mcgrory, the way she wrote, the fact that mary mcgrory was a columnist for "the washington post" -- before that , "the washington star to go a couple things -- she went to the events. she did not just to the thumbsucking, i had lunch with the secretary of state a
the democratic party, cnn, cbs, pbs, a few other outlets. i think it was really shocking that leon panetta testified that there were over 200 credible security threats for 9/11, right. he said it wasn't just benghazi. there were all these other possible threats. cairo embassy was on fire, being overrun. but not -- he said not only was no one scrambled to go to benghazi's rescue, no one was ready to be scrambled. there was no sufficient resources in the area for a thousand miles, panetta says. if you've got these warnings as dempsey said they knew about the cable that was sent to hillary clinton saying benghazi's not defensible. they knew about the 200 threats. why wasn't there a plane ready to be scrambled for an intervention in the first place? it's a very strange oversight that no one teams t seems to be particularly outraged. >> you heard panetta say you can't fly in f-16s and bomb the heck out of a place. you can use it psych ljl psychoy and fly it over the compound. they're very intimidating. >> no question. at the very least they could have been used to disperse the crowds. you hear
about prohibition is by someone named daniel. it served as the basis for the recent pbs documentary series. i'm not sure the director. a whole section in the book, not very long, but the myth of joe kennedy actually being involved in smuggling. he did make money and credit the in the probation. statistically speaking he was more of a speculator and a smuggler. but somehow the, it is interesting. there is this sort of taken for granted mythology that made this money bootlegging. no. the real -- the real profits years in this particular story word the brosnan is from canada who got seagram's. and then some of the family members actually founded the center for european studies at harvard and funded many totally respectable legitimate institutions in canada. they got there start through prohibition. they post, sometimes aggressively competitors aside. so they had this question of origins and complete lead not legit after prohibition. so actually a much bigger story than almost any alcohol smuggling family that we can point to. >> the california wine industry also got a huge boost from p
pbs documentary series. earl morris, i think, was the director, i'm not sure, on the prohibition era. he devotes a whole last section of the book, not very long, but the myth of joe kennedy actually being involved in smuggling. he did make money off of alcohol right at the end of prohibition, but technically speaking he was more of a speculator than a smuggler. but somehow, it's interesting, there is this sort of taken for granted mythology that a made the this money bootlegging. no -- >> irish. >> no, the real profiteers in this particular story, um, were the bronsons from canada who bought seagrams and some of the fam family funded respectful institutions in canada. they got their start through prohibition and pushed sometimes aggressively competitors aside. so they had this questionable origins and completely went legit. >> interesting. the california wine industry also got a huge boost from prohibition. they would set out casks with warning labels which said warning after six months, if this liquid is -- this grape juice is allowed to sit for six months, it will become alcohol an
's a good thing. the network's third season had a regular viewership four times of pbs's regular average. >> i'm not convinced. is it worth the investment of my time to try to catch up? >> yes. >> as soon as i get a live i'll watch "downtown abbey." >> it's an interesting trend i think that now you can get these shows and watch them in a two-day window. >> this is the thing netflix has done with "house of cards" and a lot of my friends hunkered down innier bedrooms and watched the whole thing. >> did they hunker down, watch it and love it? >> the win is if people are signing up for netflix subscriptions to get this. remains to be seen if they'll make money off it. they're making high quality product. >> doesn't it shift the social media in "downtown abbey" don't you lose the water cooler aspect if everybody's watching it over the weekend? >> it's the new water cooler aspect. people are not going online and using social media because they don't want to know. ♪ la, la, la, la, la >> like calling in sick from work because you don't want to find out who shot j.r. >> you have to wait before
he dances. >> gretchen: pbs ordered a four-week run with a movie set to premiere in the fall and air after "conan." will he have the baby? will the baby be part of his act? >> steve: that's what people love. looks like it will be him. >> brian: he'll be broadcasting in cable. meanwhile, the tooth fairy getting more nervous by the day. new going rate, generous, going right for baby teeth, it's not going to be easy. >> steve: and the president has been warning americans of the sequester for several scary weeks. >> a lot of people may not notice the full impact of the sequester, but this is going to be a big hit on the economy. >> steve: i tell you what, the guy who actually invented the sequester with some help from his colleagues on capitol hill say the president not being completely truthful. former senator phil gramm coming up next [ male announcer ] why is kellogg's crunchy nut so delicious? because every flake is double-toasted... splashed with sweet honey... and covered in rich double-roasted peanuts. mmm. [ hero ] yummy. [ male announcer ] kellogg's crunchy nut. it's super delic
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